I’ve heard songs by major label artists that are inspired by this kind of situation. Never even get me started out on ‘Stairway to Heaven’. They took what The Who and The Kinks did with exception and made it commonplace for those in the rock world.
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And so it went on year after year from Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zeppelin to Guns and Roses then Iron Maiden, Queen, Metallica, Van Halen, you name it! If the music had fast lead guitar I was there listening to it.
If anything it is a tribute, in a way, to a band and a type of music we absolutely love, but also stood for the disconnect we felt with people and the strong connection to music. Typical teenage angst.
Part of their appeal is the way the bands vocals blend to create a wonderful harmony, demonstrated in songs like Bohemian Rhapsody. And also for their stage presence. Audiences loved Freddie Mercury and the bands’ concerts always sold out.They also collaborated with other artists on duets that became hits later on. One of those collaborations was with singer David Bowie on “Under Pressure”. It was a totally spontaneous event, as he just happened to come into the studio while they were recording.
I suppose it happens that artists lose creative control at times.but it’s always fun to have something to rebel against. I’ve heard songs by major label artists that are inspired by this kind of situation.
As long as I stayed quiet and did not show myself. I was allowed to sit in the wings onstage; behind the curtains. I watched the entire performance up close and personal. My uncle, who was lead guitarist, would be part way through playing a song. Without missing a note or a beat, he would walk over to me and ask if I was ok.
Well these are just a few of some of the truly great blues guitarists. There are many more out there I encourage you to find and listen to. Listening to some of the greats will have a positive influence on your playing no doubt.